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Mildred L. Washburn Dec. 8, 1925 - July 27, 2009

GRANITE FALLS -- Mildred Lorraine Washburn, 83, of Granite Falls, died Monday at Granite Falls Municipal Hospital.

The service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Wing-Bain Funeral Home Chapel in Granite Falls.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Sacred Heart to Rudolph and Laura (Gilbertson) Skjefte. She graduated from high school in Granite Falls and worked at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Milwaukee from 1968 to 1982. She was curator for the Yellow Medicine County Museum in Granite Falls from 1984 to 1998.

She is survived by her children: Robert Robertson of Belen, N.M. and Kristine (and Todd) Anderson of Granite Falls; siblings: Galen (and Bonnie) Skjefte, Willard (and Mona) Skjefte and Ruth Pederson, all of Granite Falls; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.